Kuei. Welcome to the Innu Language Platform.

Innu-aimun.ca is an open-source, trilingual platform where teachers, students, translators, linguists – and anyone interested in the Innu language – can access a wide range of resources in and about Innu.

Here you’ll find dictionaries, information about grammar and spelling, stories, lessons, new terminology, videos, mobile apps, links to other resources, and much more.

This website is the culmination of many years of collaboration and partnerships and couldn’t exist without the hard work, dedication, and collaborative spirit of countless people and organizations. We are grateful for these partnerships and the important work they have inspired, and we hope they will continue to grow and strengthen in their shared goal of supporting the Innu language and culture.

A large number of projects and organizations have been instrumental in creating the resources found on this platform and we gratefully acknowledge the contributions made by all of the following:

Principal partners

Carleton University
Algonquian Dictionaries Project
Algonquian Linguistic Atlas Project

Memorial University (MUN)
Innu Language Project
Knowledge and Human Resources for Innu Language Development (SSHRC-funded CURA project)

Indigenous organizations
Institut Tshakapesh
Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Education (MTIE)

Additional collaborators and funders

Canadian Heritage
College of the North Atlantic (CNA)
Government of NL, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Government of NL, Department of Health and Community Services
Government of NL, Department of Justice and Public Safety
Government of NL, Department of Natural Resources
Government of NL, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation (now Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation)
Innu Child, Youth and Family Services Initiative (now SIFN Health)
Health Canada
Innu Nation
Labrador Institute (Memorial University)
Labrador Legal Services
Mushuau Innu First Nation (MIFN)
Mushuau Innu Natuashish School (MINS)
Naskapi Development Corporation (NDC)
National Research Council Canada (NRC)
Newfoundland and Labrador Geographical Names Board
Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission
Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN)
Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN)
Sheshatshiu Innu School (SIS)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Wolverine and Associates

Despite our best efforts to include all collaborations in this list, please accept our sincere apologies if we have failed to mention any. Please send us the information and we will correct our omission as soon as we can.

We would also like to acknowledge the extraordinary contributions of all of the Innu-aimun speakers, teachers, students, linguists, volunteers, and supporters of the Innu language who have collaborated on the resources found on this platform. You are too many to name individually, but we appreciate your contributions immensely.

Tshinashkumitinau. Thank you for your support and love for the Innu language.